WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Minn. Teen Accidentally Shot, Killed Self Hunting

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. WCCO Interview: St. Louis Park's 'You-Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival'
  2. Dancin' Grandpa Turns Down For Nothing During '50s Medley
  3. Good Question: Where Can't US Airlines Fly?
  4. 4 Things To Know For July 23, 2014
  5. Minneapolis Hosting Cured And Crafted Food, Beer Event

MORA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager accidentally shot and killed himself trying to remove his jacket while hunting in central Minnesota.

The Kanabec County sheriff’s office says authorities were called to a hunting accident near Mora Monday. Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah Scofield was dead at the scene.

Scofield had a gunshot wound to his upper leg and was in a deer stand about 10 feet off the ground. Investigators say he apparently was trying to remove his jacket, with the firearm between his legs, when the gun went off and struck him in the leg.

Scofield’s family tells KMSP-TV that he loved hunting, trapping, swimming and fishing.

He was the fourth hunter to die since the start of Minnesota’s firearms deer season. Two hunters died in tree strand accidents and one of natural causes.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus